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I am Second

January 28, 2009

cornFor several months, I had seen billboards for I AM SECOND here in Dallas and never knew what it was. A few weeks ago, my pastor Todd did a message on prayer and showed a powerful video of a woman sharing her story of the hardships she faced growing up, living on the streets, and eventually giving herself to prostitution. Our whole church was really moved by her story and at the end of the video, we found out that Karen was a part of I am Second. Not only that, Todd had invited her to be a part of our service. She talked with us about prayer and giving her life to Christ. It was really awesome to have Karen there.

Countless real-life stories fill the site of I am Second. There are people like Brian Welch formerly from Korn, Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys), Joe Gibbs, Stephen Baldwin, Jason Castro (I just love the way his story was done) and more. It’s truly incredible to hear their stories and how God intervened in their life and how he wants to do the same in ours. His grace is for everyone to accept no matter where we’ve come from or what we’ve done. That’s exactly why Christ came- to free us from sin that ultimately chains us to bondage. Condemnation wasn’t the reason he came, but because of his love and grace alone towards all people. This is a message the world desperately needs to hear. I truly hate how this message has been distorted by “religion” and false teaching. It has clouded the truth that Christ will do everything it takes for us to know him and be set free from sin. He has no concern for religion but for a relationship. This reality has invaded my life and I can’t help but speak about it too.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    January 28, 2009 4:04 pm

    I am Second is really amazing. It’s a partnership from so many different groups / churches for the common Good. Our pastor, Pete Briscoe has his story there, too. 🙂 Glad you checked it out!

  2. January 28, 2009 5:13 pm

    That’s awesome Anna. Now that I think about it- Pete just did some teaching for us here at Bluefish for a new upcoming small group kit. I’ll be writing the discussion guides that go with his teaching. That’s so fun!

  3. John Danz Jr. permalink
    February 2, 2009 8:40 pm

    I Am Second is just another religious ploy to control thought.

  4. February 2, 2009 9:17 pm

    John,
    I’m really sorry you feel that way. Personally, I hate religion and I think you would be able to see that on I am Second as well. It’s not about that at all and it’s definitely not about controlling anyone’s thoughts. It’s all about God (Jesus) meeting them where they are at and they are letting people know about the life change. By the way, I like your name. It’s my son’s name.

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